Provides direct care to patients on the Stroke and Neurohospitalist service, participates in Stroke Center program development, clinical education, outreach activities, and research.
MAJOR WORK ACTIVITIES (MWAS):
Patient Care Activities
Provides direct care to patients on the Triad Neurohospitalist Service when needed in collaboration with the Neurohospitalist on-call; responds to stroke emergencies in the ED; rounds on patients
Provides direct care to patients on the Stroke Service when needed
Obtains medical history and physical data on patients; reviews patient records.
Interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures needed.
Performs physical exams and records findings; establishes presumptive diagnoses.
Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.
Synthesizes data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan.
Assists with management of patients.
Collaborates with other members of the health care team to ensure continuity of care for patients.
Coordinates discharge planning of the patient in collaboration with care management.
Provides education for the patient and family regarding diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care.
Follows approved protocols to guide practice; demonstrates critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in clinical decision-making.
Performs independent evaluations and treatment procedures in emergency situations.
Selects and recommends diagnostic and therapeutic interventions with consideration of efficacy, safety and cost.
Education and Clinical Resource Activities
Participates in the following:
Development, implementation and evaluation of practice standards for stroke care
Assessment of stroke educational needs for hospital staff
Educational activities for patients, families, staff, physicians and community.
Education of students and residents.
Development, implement and evaluate basic and advanced curricula related to stroke care.
Collaborates and maintains close relationship with Clinical Nurse Specialists.
Attends continuing education programs related to stroke in order to maintain current knowledge base.
Monitoring and revision of clinical standards, policies, procedures, protocols
Quality Improvement Activities
Participates in the following:
Multidisciplinary Stroke committees
Monitoring of outcomes and trend reporting
Compliance with regulatory requirements for TJC Stroke Center certification
Cone Health Values
Caring for our patients
Caring for each other
Caring for our communities
Cone Health Operating Principles
Uses evidence based practices to provide safe and exceptional patient care.
Communicates honestly and directly with care and respect.
Includes people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and points of view.
Demonstrates responsible behavior by seeing it, owning it, solving it, doing it, and celebrating it.
Cone Health Practices
Keeps patients safe by practicing the 4 R's (right patient, right place, right time, right service).
Practices AIDET (acknowledge, introduce, duration, explain, thank you) for every patient interaction.
Does not engage in gossip; takes issues to the person who can do something about it.
Demonstrates responsible behavior by doing what I say, when I say and communicate. If I can't, I clean it up.
Assume the best intention and seek to understand.
Thanks someone every day.
Responds appropriately to emergency situations (Cone Health Codes) and demonstrates knowledge of how to respond.
Always uses appropriate safety devices and techniques (examples: using safe lift equipment and needle safe devices; pushing carts; correctly lifting copy paper).
Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals (including compliance with Infection Prevention, Hand Hygiene, etc.).
Identifies and reports safety hazards and incidents. Maintains secure areas per policy (carts, closets, etc.)
Protects all confidential information and obeys all HIPAA regulations.
Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures, including dress code.
Documents time accurately using Kronos. Not in corrective action for Kronos edits.
Attends at least 75% of departmental staff meetings.
Completes all departmentally required education, competencies, and/or proficiencies.
Demonstrates compliance with Attendance Policy.
11:00am to 7:00pm